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Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day Tour - Superyacht Evolution - Cairns


Experience the best Great Barrier Reef tour in Cairns, and travel onboard the most luxurious super-yacht, EVOLUTION, to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.


  • Cruise onboard 35-meter luxury superyacht with 3 decks
  • Locally owned and operated for 30 years
  • 5 hours of snorkeling or diving at 2 outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh seafood, prawns, steak, and a variety of salads
  • Professional instructors available all day long to assist you through the natural maze of beautiful coral and fishes
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and light snack on return journey

The large modern vessel provides a superior ride in all weather conditions to exclusive protected Reef locations. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable fun-filled experience!

Evolution has exclusive moorings at several outer reef locations. The outer reef locations, Norman Reef or Saxon Reef, are usually visited in the morning, before making our way to North Hastings Reef in the afternoon to explore this second reef site.

Down Under Cruise and Dive have selected their outer reef locations based on variety and bottom contours, so to provide the best experience for experienced snorkelers, beginners and children of all ages.

Enjoy a full BBQ lunch and a complimentary glass of wine and a light snack on the return journey.


Snorkelling - Enjoy unlimited snorkelling over 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef sites. Explore the underwater marine world with an abundance of fish, stunning coral formations and other marine life!

Scuba Diving - Choose the dive package to enjoy an introductory scuba dive. This package includes one pre-booked dive at a discounted rate. Additional 2nd and 3rd dives can be purchased directly with the tour operator prior to travel. Please be aware at peak times dive availability can sell out due to pre-bookings.

Departure Location: Reef Fleet Terminal Building at the Down Under Dive check-in counter.

Transfers: Please arrange with the operator after booking - $18pp from Cairns City and $25pp from Outer City and Northern Beaches and $82pp from Port Douglas (min 2 passengers required).

Adult $215.00
Child $130.00
Trip Plus Scuba Dive Adult $265.00
Trip Plus Scuba Dive Child $180.00

What's included

  • Full-day outer Great Barrier Reef tour with snorkeling
  • 5 hours reef time at 2 spectacular outer reef locations
  • BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, prawns, steak, and a variety of salads (vegetarian options available)
  • All equipment & floatation devices provided
  • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • Tea, coffee facilities and a glass of wine and light snack on return journey


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


  • Check-in from 7.15am at Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street Cairns. Boat departs at 8.00am sharp.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Child: 4 - 16 years. Infants (Under 4 years): Free

    All Tours are subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances. All dives are weather permitting and Captains discretion. No refund for in-complete dives. Should a cruise not operate for any such reason passengers will be offered an alternative day or refund for days lost only. The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternate carrier if the numbers in a group, or tour are insufficient.

  • EXCLUSIONS: Prices above do not include Admin and Fuel Levy, this is required to be paid prior to travel direct to the tour operator.

    This Levy will be removed from July 1st 2022.

Available Bookings from 30 Jun to 06 Jul 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Thu 30 Jun
Fri 1 Jul
Sat 2 Jul
Sun 3 Jul
Mon 4 Jul
Tue 5 Jul
Wed 6 Jul

  • Adult$215.00
  • Child$130.00

  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Adult$265.00
  • Trip Plus Scuba Dive Child$180.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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zaym from Australia wrote on 13 March 2021

Great things to do once in a lifetime

The Reef is amazing, the boat is big, the food is nice, the dive is awesome, the view under water is beautiful Only one things I can't understand, why you not go there.....

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Ashwini Nair from Australia wrote on 25 January 2021

Amazing experience

We loved it! The staff were amazing and a well planned out day. Staff were a highlight, so lively and vibrant . Second time travelling with the company, will go again!

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Jacqui Kirby from Australia wrote on 05 September 2021

Amazing dsay on the reef

Great crew, incredible yacht that’s well maintained and clean. Lunch and some snacks provided.

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nafisurr from Australia wrote on 27 July 2021

Rockiest Experience ever.

For someone how has never been snorkeling, it was probably the most terrifying experience ever. From the get go, so many passengers were throwing up. The anti nausea pills did absolutely nothing for us. 4 hours after the pill we were still throwing up multiple times. Once in the water, tour instructor was not too engaging or encouraging at all. Both of us were given the wrong gear and were drowning in our own mask. 2nd time was the charm were we could actually see under water with our mask.and it was absolutely beautiful.The coming back part was the worst ,the yacht kept tilting from one angle to the other. It was even hard to walk without tripping over.

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Lydia Poulson from United Kingdom wrote on 13 March 2020

Best dive on the GBR!

We had previously been recommended Evolution and it lived up to all our expectations. Having done dives on other boats around the GBR this one was by far our favourite. Although it is a lot bigger than we expected it was so well organised and the day ran so smoothly. Alongside all the amazing snorkelling we managed to fit in, we also went diving. We had paid for one dive when we booked the boat but we ended up doing another 2 dives for only an extra $60 - we were diving for 1 hour 30 altogether! Such a great price. We saw the lot - including sharks! There were also other add ons available such as helicopter rides, guided snorkelling trips with a marine biologist and glass bottom boat rides. The lunch provided was fantastic and the staff were all really helpful throughout the day. Thank you to all the staff for making it such a fantastic day!

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